Come fishing with an experienced guide who guarantees you’ll catch fish! Captain Brad has been a charter captain in Daytona Beach for over 20 years. You may also find him in New Smyrna Beach if you prefer to start your trip there (check out his other listings). Either way, you’re bound to have an amazing day on the water.

Hop aboard his 18’ Beavertail flats boat that accommodates up to 3 guests. This vessel is perfect for shallow water and powered by a 90 HP Suzuki engine. As the captain never uses dead or frozen bait, he equipped the boat with a large live bait tank. There’s also everything you need

Capt. Brad is specialized for every type of saltwater fishing ground. With this boat, he stays inshore and targets big schools of Redfish and stalks big Trout in clear skinny waters of Mosquito Lagoon. With him, you can also catch Flounder, Tarpon, or Black Drum. He’ll even clean your catch after the trip, just don’t forget to tip him for this service.

Your fishing equipment is fully covered and there’s also fresh water on the boat. You can bring your drinks and food, especially if you’re going on a longer trip.

Capt. Brad says “it’s been my passion to be the best at my profession”. Check out why he has so many returning customers.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    An evening charter with a guaranteed catch. This is also Capt. Brad's favorite time to go out on the water, so see for yourself what makes it different. Your fishing license and equipment are covered, so you only need to bring some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $499
    price breakdown
    $499
    This trip gives you enough time to explore the waters further south around the Mosquito Lagoon. Catch those Tarpon, Flounder, Snook, and Redfish when they least expect you. Make sure to bring polarized sunglasses, no angler likes to squint too much.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    Get up early and go inshore with this family-favorite trip. Explore the famous Mosquito Lagoon, go down New Smyrna Beach, or both! Fish species may vary, but you can definitely expect to see Tarpon (in season), Redfish, Snook, and Snappers, among others. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    Join Captain Brad and cruise the best fishing spots around. Areas you can expect to visit are the New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach and the world-famous Mosquito Lagoon. Look forward to a variety of fish such as Redfish, Snapper, Sheephead, Snook, Tarpon... and the list goes on! Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
    Maybe you won't spend the entire day fishing but luckily, you'll reach your fishing grounds very fast. Target Flounder, Redfish, or Tarpon. The captain will clean and fillet your catch, so there's something to look forward to after the trip – fresh meat!

About the Captain

Brad Curtsinger
Holly Hill, Florida, United States
18 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
29 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2014
Captain Brad was born and grew up on a river and was always told by his friends that he should be a captain. He has now been fishing the Florida waters professionally for 17 years around areas such as the world-famous Mosquito Lagoon, the coast line running from Daytona to New Smyrna beach, and offshore deep fishing up to 40 miles. For the last 11 years he has devoted himself full-time to offering guided charters, doing what he loves. He uses all the knowledge he has learnt over the years to make sure you're in with the best possible chance of finding fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Beavertail (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 90HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on October 18, 2020
My buddy and I were very happy with overall experience. Awesome guide and person all around. Knows the waterways and v experienced....
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Ninja Boy The Awesome
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 Hour Trip (AM) on January 25, 2020
Captain Brad showed us the skills & knew where to find the fish super fun day! Caught Snook, Red fish, Lady fish &...
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